Adventures

San Luis Obispo

After our stop in Pismo we spent a couple of days in San Luis Obispo, we were blessed that some close family friends opened their home to us and we were able to stay with them. I feel like most of my California memories are in SLO. We spent a lot of time there, that’s where my mom worked and many of our friends resided.

One thing I definitely remember from SLO is the Thursday night farmers market. This farmers market is held EVERY (weather permitting, Thanksgiving excluded) Thursday from 6pm-9pm They hold the market on Higuera street and it spans 5 blocks, there are fresh flowers, fruits and vegetables, the best tri-tip and entertainment. I don’t know how long it has been going on but it was a weekly event for my family in the early nineties. Brian and I remarked multiple times what an amazing sense of community this market provided. It proved that despite this area’s growth you can still feel the charming small town atmosphere.

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On Friday our family friends took us up in their SR22 airplane! It’s one thing to see SLO from the ground but to see it from above is a whole new experience. We were able to fly over fields and orchards and then over Avra Valley beach. I had never been in a plane that small and even though Brian tends to be the nervous flier, he seemed completely at ease, while my anxiety was at an all time high.

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San Luis Obispo seems like such a fairytale town to me – I realize it’s easy to say that when you’re only there a few days but, between the scenery, the proximity to the beach, and the amazing sense of community it seems hard to beat. I hope we continue to visit SLO and enjoy what it has to offer, we all know I’m too much of a desert lover to ever leave AZ.

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